Welcome back, friends! We’re here with another What’s New in Disney Springs!
And, we’ve got plenty of merchandise, food, entertainment, and construction updates to share with you, so let’s dive right on in!
Disney Springs Food Updates
We’re starting this What’s New off with plenty of EATS!
Did somebody say Maple Bacon Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough??
If you’ve been craving Disney popcorn like we have (all that buttery goodness should never be taken for granted), you’ll be ecstatic to know that Disney Springs is refilling popcorn buckets and selling new ones!
You can even bring your own popcorn bucket from home to get it refilled for $2! The Cast Members were careful, barely touching the bucket and wiping down the handle before passing it back.
We are craving three refills of Disney popcorn now!!🍿
Since Frontera Cocina opened with all that great Mexican food, we’ve been daydreaming about their margaritas! And, the restaurant put a sign out front to let guests know they can sit down inside and also order to-go from their express window.
Don’t you worry, we took out time to sip a marg and see what the restaurant was like after reopening!
Outdoor Pop-Up Bars
If you’re in the area, you can pop over to get Happy Hour all day long with $5 beers and margaritas!
Right now, Paradiso 37 is only offering Red or White Sangria, as well as a Lime Margarita on the rocks!
Sprinkles Cupcakes is back open in Disney Springs, folks! Although you have to order ahead of time to get pre-set boxes, you can still use the Cupcake ATM around the corner if you have a spontaneous cupcake craving.
We decided to snack on a Sprinkles Cupcake (yes, that’s the name!) with all those crunchy sprinkles and that sweet, sweet icing that we love!
Sprinkles is also offering June specialty boxes with Peach Pie and Red Velvet in one box or Peach Pie and Neapolitan in the other.
The outdoor seating section is closed right now, so you’ll either have to eat your treat on the go or sit down somewhere else.
Best. Day. Ever. The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop has also reopened in Disney Springs! While you can’t visit the retail side of the store for a complimentary chocolate square right now, the ice cream shop is open for business!
The indoor seating is closed at the moment. So, when you place your order, you’ll tell a Cast Member what you’d like and then wait outside for it to be brought out to you. Your tray will also come with silverware and napkins!
We were the MOST excited to see a brand new menu item that had our name all over it! The Gold Rush Caramel Sundae had that incredible balance of salty and sweet, along with new white chocolate caramel squares on top.
We’re still drooling thinking about it.
And, if you stick around at night, you can eat on the rooftop bar in the evening!
There is a paper menu and a QR menu to view, and Paddlefish will provide you with a bag for your mask before you dine.
While we were there, we tried the Beef Skewers, New England Clam Chowder, and the Crab Cake BLT (and we’ve got our full review coming soon!).
Terralina Crafted Italian
There are QR and paper menus and guests are given bags for their masks. You can get to-go drinks from the indoor and outdoor bars too (yaaas!).
When we visited, we tried the Limoncello Mojito…
…Burrata (which was AWESOME)…
…and Chocolate Paradiso Cake!
Spoiler alert: this cake was heavenly.
Disney Springs Merchandise Updates
Let’s go on a shopping spree, friends! And, there’s no better place to start than in World of Disney!
World of Disney
We’ve seen fluctuated amounts of people at the World of Disney, but it was pretty empty again when we visited! We had a MAJOR throwback when we saw the Pleasure Island Hat when we were visiting (anybody else still miss the OG Disney Springs spot??)…
…and fell in love with the Disney Princess Loungefly Backpack all over again, which has been on shopDisney before but not in stores!
We also spotted more kids’ items from the newest Neon Line at the World of Disney too! Your kiddo can look as stylish as ever wearing the Hot Pink Minnie Tank…
…and the Mickey Balloon Tank Top for $24.99 each!
We’re totally “living that Disney life” here at DFB. How about you??
They can also cool off in the summer sun wearing the Hot Pink Tie-Up Tee…
…Yellow Mesh Shorts…
…and Neon Biker Shorts for $24.99 each too.
Summer clothes AND Disney?? Sounds like a pretty sweet combo.
The Spice and Tea Exchange
The Spice and Tea Exchange is open again (and smells AH-MAZING) in Disney Springs!
You can check out all the spice grinders to use in your kitchen…
…the Float Teas that you can use with loose-leaf tea…
…and you can even grab your own custom blends of teas, spices, and more while you’re there!
Don’t say we didn’t warn you — there are a LOT of choices.
Since the Lego Store reopened, there have been some BIG changes to the way you would regularly visit!
Right now, the interactive touch screens, build-your-own parts for mini figurines, and interactive bins are all unavailable. Plus, you are asked to stay behind the taped off areas when you’re looking around.
If you want to check out a lego set, a Cast Member will help you.
Although Kate Spade is open right now, the store isn’t letting anyone inside! You can still place phone order and receive curbside pick-up.
You can also window-shop and call the store if you see something you like!
Stores around Disney Springs have started to sell their own face masks to guests!
Although Vera Bradley has previously had a few designs to choose from, there was only one in stock while we were there since they’re selling out quickly.
Sephora has opened back up to guests, but things are little bit different! At this time, there are no samples, trying on products, or beauty and skin services.
You can return products after purchasing them, and you can also score a free tote with a $75 purchase!
We noticed that Cast Members wore buttons with their faces on them (which were ADORABLE) so you know what they look like without a mask on.
A Cast Member also told us that the store plans to sell their own face masks soon too (we only hope there are some colors that make our eyes pop!).
If you’re in Disney Springs and you want to exchange your Fuel Rod, the experience is now contactless. Note that you will have to call the number listed on the machines so a Fuel Rod can be remotely dispatched to you.
Disney Springs Construction Update
We were happy to see that the new Shine Bar at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is in full swing to bring us a new place to kick back, sip on some cocktails, and maybe eat some Hummingbird Cake (fingers crossed).
The construction sign gave us a little sneak peek of what’s to come!
Disney Springs Entertainment Update
The Stormtroopers were ordering around Rebel SCUM again (and empathizing with First Order supporters, of course).
We’ve also spotted them in a newer spot closer the the AMC Theater!
Well, that’s all for this What’s New in Disney Springs! We’re going to keep doing our part eating the latest food options, checking out stores as they reopen, and keeping you posted every step of the way!
What are you looking forward to seeing the most in Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments below!